Everything at swanky, sexy Richmond District restaurant Aziza is delicious and surprising, as chef Mourad Lahlou adapts classic Moroccan cuisine to a modern, fine-dining palate.
The results, such as prawn tajine and smoky eggplant spread, are spectacular, but what Aziza does better than just about anyone else is create innovative and inspiring cocktails. The bar and the kitchen collaborate on these herb-infused concoctions, so the drink menu changes according to what's in season.
Chef Mourad Lahlou has made his Moroccan-influenced, one-Michelin-star restaurant into a true dining destination. Although the digs aren’t necessarily hip, the food is exquisite, from the more traditional basteeya and hand-rolled cous cous to the Spanish mackerel with vadouvan, potatoes and octopus.
Mourad Lahlou's dinner menu is designed for flexibility with a diverse range of meal options. The inspired starter menu presents refreshing appetizer choices or can serve as a basis for a complete meal. Moroccan classics are well represented and are accompanied by signature and innovative selections. The five course tasting menu is designed for family-style dining and highlights the flavors and textures which encompass the entire range of the menu.